FREE–yes, Deep Down & Dirty Writing Secrets on May 6

A Treasure Trove of Writing Tips– FREE From the Amazon blurb: Writing advice that gets you started and keeps you going. Wouldn’t you love to have authors reveal the secrets of their successes to you? You get that in this collection of essays, many by award-winning authors, and all of them fine practitioners of the craft. […]

Talking to Your Characters–a Study Proves It

Majority of authors ‘hear’ their characters speak, finds study Don’t usually do writing tips here–they usually come on the Views blog. But it’s been busy over there, so a change up. Just finished reading this interesting article in The Guardian. It confirms advice from writers to others: Listen to your characters. Talk to them.  Not […]

Deep Down and Dirty Writing Secrets

A Treasure Trove of Writing Tips That’s what this book is. It’s already available in paperback, but let’s skip ahead to Kindle. It will be out on May 1.  You can preorder it right now—for just $2.99.  E J Randolph, fellow writer, invited me and 10 other writers to collaborate on this very helpful book […]

Motivational Mistakes—Publishing Promises

A Cautionary Tale That 2nd short story collection won’t be out for the holidays. Sometime in 2020. Maybe for summer reading—or maybe in the fall. I’ve made much progress, but lots left to do. Also coming in 2020, a month happily lost to a 40th anniversary trip! Life beyond writing Here’s the thing–perhaps a clue […]